Mashpi Lodge

Quito, Ecuador
Neighborhood: Mashpi private reserve

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PROPERTY SIZE: 22 rooms
ROOM STYLE: Contemporary
VIBE: Casual
Adventure Ecotourism Wellness

Mashpi Lodge

Neighborhood: Mashpi private reserve
Address:
Bosque Protector Mashpi
Parroquia Pacto DMQ
Quito, Pichincha 170172
Ecuador
Nearest Airport:
Mariscal Sucre (UIO)
0 mi / 0 km

Hotel Features

At the Hotel

Features

  • Air Conditioning
  • All-inclusive
  • Children's Programs
  • Connecting Rooms
  • Internet Access
  • Lounge/Bar
  • Multi-lingual Staff
  • Restaurant
  • Shopping

Services

  • House Safe
  • Laundry/Dry Cleaning/Pressing
  • Turndown Service
  • Wakeup Calls

Recreation

  • Jacuzzi/Whirlpool
  • Spa

In Your Room

  • Bathrobes
  • Hair Dryer

About Us


Exploring the Reserve
As you enter the realm of the rainforests, you will become aware of Life at every step: mushrooms and fungi below, tree trunks festooned with liverworts, lichens and mosses, giant ferns reaching up to the light above, swirling mists and clouds of moisture. And then, from nowhere, comes the sound of rushing water, a waterfall amid this glistening, green world, where you can revive your senses.
The wonders waiting at Mashpi Lodge will delight the worldliest nature lover. Perched at 900 m (3,116 feet) above sea level and surrounded by lower montane rainforest and cloudforest, the Lodge is surrounded by a profusion of plant species, from ferns and bromeliads to hundreds of orchid species, many newly-discovered. A staggering 500 species of bird – including some 36 endemics - are estimated to inhabit the forest, fluttering through the canopy. Monkeys, peccaries and even puma make their homes inside the Reserve crisscrossed with waterfalls between dramatic, verdant hills.
For a list and description of the many activitites and adventures awaiting you click here.
The Lodge - A Luxury Cocoon in the Clouds
The sophisticated and strikingly-contemporary lodge is designed as the ideal springboard for exploring the biodiverse world of its reserve. A hideaway in the clouds only accessible to its guests and located on a high plateau, Mashpi Lodge features views of the forested mountains on one side and the forest right up close on the other through its floor-to-ceiling glass windows. The Lodge, built with the latest techniques in sustainable processes, is designed to blend beautifully with its surroundings. It features contemporary, minimalist decor, mixing warm earth tones, notes of bright colour, clean lines and striking angles and vistas: a luxury cocoon amid the cloudforest with the natural world just beyond, ideal for contemplation and relaxation. Mashpi Lodge is intimate, accommodating a maximum of 44 guests in 22 understated yet luxurious rooms, including 3 "Yaku" suites and 19 "Wayra" rooms.
Other facilities include an outside terrace, a first floor Readingarea, and a Wellness space.
Rooms & Suites
Mashpi lodge is designed to completely immerse you in the cloudforest, while keeping its creatures safely at bay – a luxury cocoon amid the clouds and tumbling mountains. The rooms, arranged over three floors, all face north, with floor-to-ceiling glass windows, some on two sides, with the forest just a few meters away. You wake up to a captivating view awash with greens and browns, with trunks, branches, vines, leaves, birds and clouds all around. It';s a bit like being in a capsule, observing life beyond from the comfort of your bed. Open the window, and the sounds of bird and frog calls wash over you. The rooms'; lighting is subdued, hidden LED lights running along the handsome wooden bedheads providing a magical touch.
Fine Dining in the Forest
The Lodge';s towering, two-story Dining Room offers a dramatic setting for a lively gourmet experience. Here, Mashpi';s chefs draw from the diversity of Ecuadorian cuisine and ingredients, making the most of its location between the coast and the Andes: the best of both worlds. Dishes are conjured with herbs (mint, peppermint, lemongrass, chillangua, wild garlic, citronella, stevia, basil and sweet basil...), spices, varieties of chilies, and leaves from the surrounding rainforest, as well as from delicious regional ingredients, such as a vast array of tropical and temperate fruits (think papaya, pineapple, naranjilla, guanabana, muyo, snake fruit, wild blackberry...) and palm heart, coffee, manioc, chocolate and plantain. Breakfasts are very informal and include fresh fruit from the region, breads, eggs any style, cheeses, hams, cereals, home-made jams, organic honey and muesli, and energizing fruit juices for the day';s activities. Lunch is deliberately light, with a changing menu every day, mixing a wide variety of fresh vegetables, soups, sandwiches and a mix of classic, contemporary Ecuadorian dishes. Ceviche – served in different styles – might well feature. Again, delicious and energizing fruit juices are on offer, and, to end the meal, a buffet of delicious, home-made ice-cream – including palm heart, coffee, chocolate, sweet mini-banana. Dinner is a more formal affair, the drama of the dining room accentuated by the subdued floor lamps, creating an intimate and romantic ambience. The dinner menu changes according to season, and could include chicken, beef, fish, seafood and vegetarian dishes, all accompanied by mouth-watering side-dishes of local ingredients prepared with imagination and flair. A full bar offers specialty fruit cocktails and natural energetic drinks. A carefully-selected wine list features mainly Chilean and Argentinean vintages. The chefs are happy to cater for the needs of vegan and celiac guests.
ACTIVITIES Guided activities within the reserve: -Nature treks through trails and waterfalls with guide -Hummingbird viewpoint -Life Centre and butterfly vivarium -"Sky bike" bycicle-canopy ride -Observation tower -Birdwatching

Best of the Best

The strikingly contemporary Mashpi Lodge was designed as the ideal springboard for exploring the mega-biodiverse world of its 1,300-hectare cloud forest reserve, which lies within the Metropolitan District of Quito. Explore the wonders of the forest aboard the mile-long Dragonfly cable system, astride a “sky bike,” from the observation tower, at rivers and waterfalls, or along nature paths, all in the company of expert guides. The lodge, home to just 44 guests, is the perfect cocoon to return to after your explorations, combining the highest standards of comfort, service, spa treatments and gourmet cuisine.

Advisor Tip

The lodge supplies everything, including rubber boots to wear on hikes and treks; they keep and wash them, so you’re ready for the next day’s adventures! –Terri Stanfeld Santa Ana, California

Location

Address
Bosque Protector Mashpi
Parroquia Pacto DMQ
Quito, Pichincha 170172
Ecuador
Neighborhood
Mashpi private reserve
Nearest Airport
Mariscal Sucre (UIO), 0 Miles / 0 Kilometers

Guest Rooms & Suites

Wayra Room Double

The 19 Wayra rooms all cover a generous 34 sq m (366 sq ft). Fifteen Wayras have two full-size beds, three rooms located at the end of the northwestern wing (next to the outside terraces) and the rest along the southeastern wing. Four of the 19 feature king-size beds. For families or groups of friends, three pairs of Wayra rooms inter-connect, two pairs on the second floor and one pair on the ground floor, each with a king-size bed connected with two full-size beds.


All suites and rooms include:

  • Closets with safe deposit boxes

  • Bathrooms with luxury amenities and hairdryers

  • Desks, chairs and furniture

  • Bathrobes and slippers

  • Bathrobe
  • Hair Dryer
  • Safe
  • Slippers
  • Air Conditioning
  • Non-Smoking
  • Shower Only
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Wayra Room Single

See above.

  • Bathrobe
  • Hair Dryer
  • Safe
  • Slippers
  • Air Conditioning
  • Non-Smoking
  • Shower Only
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Yaku Suite Double

The lodge’s three Yaku suites extend over an expansive 37 square metres (400 sq ft). They are located on the first floor, at the lodge’s northwestern end. Each features a large bathroom with twin washbasins and a Philippe Starck-designed bathtub-with-a-view. All of them have king-size beds, stylish easy-chairs and coffee tables, designer rugs, desks and lamps.


All suites and rooms include:

  • Closets with safe deposit boxes

  • Bathrooms with luxury amenities and hairdryers

  • Desks, chairs and furniture

  • Bathrobes and slippers

  • Bathrobe
  • Hair Dryer
  • Safe
  • Slippers
  • Air Conditioning
  • Non-Smoking
  • Turn Down Service

Yaku Suite Single

See above.

  • Bathrobe
  • Hair Dryer
  • Safe
  • Slippers
  • Air Conditioning
  • Non-Smoking
  • Turn Down Service
Total 4 Records

Facts & Policies

Facts
Experiences
Adventure, Ecotourism, Wellness
Vibe Casual
Room Style Contemporary
Number of Rooms 22
Check-In Time 12:30 PM
Check-Out Time 11:00 AM
Early Arrivals & Late Departures

Please inquire.

Guaranteed Reservations & Deposits

Prepayment is required to guarantee booking

Cancellation Policy

Please inquire.

Accepted Forms of Payment

Credit card, PayPal, Bank wire

Terms & Conditions

Packages from 1,2,3 or more nights. 2 or more nights recommended.  

The package includes taxes, shared transportation to and from main hotels in Quito, accommodation, all meals, guided activities within the reserve.

Not included: bar, additional spa treatments, gratuities, private transfers.

Please check with property for all details.



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Paradise!

By: Amanda


Reviewed on: 13 Nov 2016

Worth every penny! We had never felt so pampered in our lives. The views are gorgeous, the food is amazing, and variety of things to do was great! The guides and the staff were so friendly and really made our honeymoon special. From taking us on a special hike to see 2 waterfalls to having a bottle of champagne in the room to congratulate us on the first night they ensured that our stay would be memorable. The Sky Bike was a unique experience and the gondola is also a really cool way to see the cloud forest from the sky. Everyone should visit mainland Ecuador and get up to Mashpi for a couple days!
Travel Advisor:  Gabrielle Warncke